The Corridor Business Journal, a biweekly business publication in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Creative Corridor, seeks an editor to lead an award-winning newsroom that covers business news and information throughout the Corridor’s seven-county area.
The CBJ Editor will be responsible for supervising a digital editor, several reporters, a news assistant, a special sections editor, freelance writers, photographers and interns. This position involves setting and maintaining an editorial direction producing a high-quality paper of mostly original content, engaging news from around the region for daily and weekly newsletters, and overseeing the production of the CBJ’s growing digital media portfolio. Incorporates social media and other distribution channels to build awareness of CBJ’s brands. Acts as a liaison with community supporters and other departments at the Corridor Business Journal.
The ideal candidate must be highly organized and able to manage numerous projects as well as the normal daily, weekly and biweekly news products. The candidate must also be attentive to detail and thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. The editor is expected to have excellent news judgment, editing skills, company leadership and community engagement.
At least six years of journalism/news reporting and editing experience is required. Must be an AP style expert, with a firm grasp of business and industry concepts. Strong background in digital, social media, photography and/or Adobe Creative Suite skills is preferred.
The CBJ is a locally owned, rapidly growing media company that offers flexible schedules, competitive pay and benefits, and weekends off. Teamwork is expected and given.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references and two to four clips to Associate Publisher Andrea Rhoades at firstname.lastname@example.org.